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The Week That Was: A summary of news and events around Harrisburg

The House of Music, Arts & Culture (HMAC) in Harrisburg

What happened around Harrisburg last week? Here’s a summary of news and events that you may have missed.

Affordable Housing was the topic of the evening at a Harrisburg City Council work session last week. Three area organizations told of their approaches and offerings, as council began to ponder options to offer greater affordable housing in the city. Click here for the full story.

Harrisburg City Council candidates last week held a debate that featured a discussion about everything from city finances to the state of the school district. Four of the six Democratic candidates participated in the event at the House of Music, Arts & Culture (HMAC). Click here for the full story.

Harrisburg School District vowed “full compliance” with a state audit of its finances. The district had balked at providing an outside auditor with access to its financial systems, but, under increased pressure, agreed to allow it. Click here for the full story. 

House of Music, Arts & Culture (HMAC) will be sold for $6 million, allowing it to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved the sale, slated for early June, which may bring big changes to the Harrisburg-based arts, event and restaurant venue. Click here for the full story.

La Cultura will hold its second “Don’t Touch My Hair” event this weekend at its space on Verbeke Street in Midtown. The event, on Sunday, combines beauty, art, culture and business, with numerous local vendors highlighted. Click here for the full story.

Midtown Scholar Bookstore is expanding once again, as the owners have bought a nearby storefront on the 1300-block of N. 3rd Street. The new space will serve as a retail location for Midtown Scholar’s discounted book inventory, freeing up room for more first-run books in the main store. Click here for the full story.

Pride of the Susquehanna held its annual launch into the Susquehanna River last week to begin operations for the season. The colorful riverboat is entering its 31st year, partly due to community supporters who stepped up last year with donations after the boat lost one-third of its sailing dates due to high water. Click here for the full story.

Sara Bozich has some great ideas for things to do this weekend, including the final days of Harrisburg Beer Week. Click here for her complete list of events.

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